Hotel Gramatan

Hotel Gramatan

Built by real estate developer William Van Duzer Lawrence, on Sunset Hill in Lawrence Park, in 1905, this Spanish Colonial/Mission styled hotel was  a symbol of exclusivity. With 300 guest rooms, three restaurants, a gracious lobby and grand staircase leading into a ballroom, this hotel represented high style and elegance.

After the Depression hit, the hotel started a slow and prolonged decline, until it was torn down in 1972, to make way for townhouses.

 

 

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